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. an impact that gets people to take action for themselves. as a human being that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] [ music ] broadcasting across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> will we finally have the courage to stop this? hey, good morning, everybody. it is monday, monday december 17th. welcome, welcome to the "full-court press" this solemn monday morning. coming to you life all the way across this great land of ours, a grieving nation this morning, from our nation's capitol here on capitol hill in washington, d.c. hard to celebrate the holidays with this hanging over us. it's good to see you because we have lots to talk about this horrific tragedy i hope in newton, connecticut happened after we left the air on friday morning. it has connell that' right us ever since. we finally, have a chance to talk about it together this morning. good to see you today. we are coming to you life of course on your local progressive talk radio station on sirius xm. to share our gr
secretary john bryson >> bill: a lot of talk about gun control. will we see any action this time? good morning everybody. what do you say? good to see you today. it is tuesday december 18. this is the "full court press." we're coming to you live from washington, d.c. hope you're off to a good start wherever you happen to be in this great land of ours. obviously i'm not. and it is great to see you. invite you to join the conversation any time by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. or sending us a little tweet message on twitter at bpshow. we're following you at bpshow. and on facebook. here in our nation's capital. there is word that after president obama and speaker boehner met yesterday at the white house in the oval office for some 45 minutes there is word that they're getting closer to a deal. i was out for dinner last night when i got a quick text from the white house saying president obama had agreed to up the limit on the tax cut from $250,000 to $400,000 meaning that under that pla
. and lot to talk about because finally we see some action here in washington, d.c. i was there yesterday in the white house briefing room when president obama announces a task force on guns. he put vice president joe biden in charge. he gave them only one month to come up with a set of recommendations that he would then push through congress. and then he opened up the floor to questions and all the white house press corps wanted to talk about was the fiscal cliff. come on! it just shows how out of it they are. they can't get outside the beltway. they don't know what the american people really care about! all right. we'll get into that and a whole lot more here. but first, before we get to your calls, we'll take time out to get the latest, today current news update from lisa ferguson joining us from los angeles. good morning, lisa. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. that task force is wasting no time getting to work, as bill mentioned, that's the task force president obama commissioned in the wake of
for their actions. as a gun owner i having gone out, don't have any desire to go out and the reason i listen to a liberal show today is because, i hate to say it but you guys are probably make more sense than a lot of people on the far right. and at the same time, we have to focus on pulling together. and we have got to come together on our common ground. and we have to -- the common ground is what is best for the children. what is best for the future. >> bill: john, i agree. i think the common ground has to be some common sense measures. i am not saying you disagree with this but, you know, why should people be able to buy a gun at a gun show at and not have a background check there. >> back in the old days, when gun shows were wild. i will be honest with you. i totally agree with you on that. i don't think -- i don't want to see anybody buy a gun without a background check. >> bill: good for you. good for you. by the way, john, i think you represent most gun owners in this country. and the problem is -- i hate to cut you off but we are out of time. we will t
immediate action to avoid those automatic tax increases and spending cuts come january. president obama is saying that with the way speaker boehner plan stands now, no deal. >> unfortunately the speaker's proposal is out of balance. we will have to see the rates on the top 2% go up and we are not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> that was an exclusive with bloomberg t.v. and the first televised interview since the president's re-election. as you heard, taxes are the big issue blocking this deal from taking place. president obama is calling for downhill the amount of tax revenue as speaker boehner over the next tens years, most from the nation's top earners. many. republicans say that's not the way to handle this. here is marco rubio. >> it wouldn'ting make a small bent in the debt but it would heard middle class businesses. >> the g.o.p. could be risking a civil war over this issue. it does not look like obama is ready to cave. if that forces republican leaders to compromise staunch conservatives will likely rebel. more "bill press" up after t
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a sudden decrease or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. see if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. [ music ] >> across the nation on your radio and on current tv this is "the bill press show." >> bill: president obama and speaker john boehner sat down at the whitehouse yesterday. you can bet they weren't exchanging christmas presents. great to see you. it is monday december 10th. can you believe it? boy, now he willing we have to say what? 14 days left? shopping days until christmas? is that it? 2 fobth? >> peter: unless you want to shop4th? >> peter: unless you want to shop shop christmas. >> "full-court press" coming to you life on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station. it's good to see you this morning, especially good to see our good friend julie mason, host of press pool ol sirus xm. >> thinking bill. >> channel 124. >> gentlemen >>. >> yes. >> people ask me? you are on one hour? >> that's a sore point. i can't remember. if you asked me right now, i c
of the afl-cio in michigan. and karla davenport talking about whether or not we can see action on global warming but first, dan. >> this is the "full court press." >> quick check of other headlines making news. former president george w. bush is set to become a grandfather. daughter jenna hager bush announcing yesterday he's pregnant with her first child. the 31-year-old nbc contributor said so on "the today show." she's due in the spring. president bush said he won't change any diapers any time soon. he just wants to be the grandpa that drives the ford f-250 around the ranch with the kid in the pickup truck. >> bill: they asked president bush what he wants his granddaughter or grandchild to call him. >> what did he say? >> bill: he said sir. >> all right okay. yeah, that's good. >> politifact is out with its lie of the year. according to the st. petersburg fact check arm, mitt romney's infamous jeep ad is the top lie of 2012. he claimed that jeep was packing up jobs and shipping them off to china. not the
it to the people with a good campaign and all of the right resources and the right message action you can win. all right. a lot of campaigns here organized labor here in michigan, you certainly don't just roll over and give up. >> no. no. >> you try to get it on the ballot to repeal it? >> i think you have to get at a time on baltimore to repeal it and a new legislature. >> you have to make sure. right? >> well, of course. you know i mean jim mentioned they have a lame-duck session. i don't know how many more democratic ceased they have. >> bill: to take over. >> they have to start working. i tell you more broadly, labor needs to be more engaged in impacting and being a part of the news coverage that defines. the fox news is the typical stuffer we see from the cable networks. labor just isn't represented, you know, when you have a business person talking about any issue. labor represents the common working man whether you are a member of a union or not. >> that's what labor represents. it's what it meant for this company, for 100 years. i think we need more
or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. see if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. >> announcer: taking your e-mails on any topic at any show." >> announcer: taking your e-mails on any topic at any time. this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: kathy says hey, bill press, glad you're speaking up for sanity in the d.c. area. no deal is better than a bad deal any day! as i told the president last night. dorothy says here's what you should tell the president. do not give in. be tough and think about us 97% who voted for you. that's exactly what i told him. not quite word for word but that's the message. rick says i think republican members of congress don't want taxes to rise on the wealthy because many of them fall into that category. they are doing nothing but protecting their own paychecks. love to hear from you on facebook and on twitter and on e-mail and we'll be right back. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> bi
was a led zep zeppelin band. >> maybe there was a little more than tune action going on in the back. psychedelic podus, i like it. >> like paul ryan. paul ryan with his a cb c to led zip lin. >> rage against the machine. >> led zeppelin. >> can you see president obama and paul ryan at a zeppelin concert? whoa. that would be awesome. >> tom mcmorries christopher is here. we will talk all things political with tommy. w juana summers will join us from politico and geoff bendery from huffington post and dave zyron to give us the latest on the sports desk in the program. lots coming up but first. >> as you know, tommy. >> this is "full-court press." >> dan has big stories. >> other headlines making news on this monday president obama hit the golf course yesterday for the third time since being re-elected with a big name playing partner, former president bill clinton joining him for the sunday round at joint base andrews outside of washington, joined by former democratic chair terri mccalli fechlt fe and ron kirk. they likely spoke about the fiscal clif
an action and a reaction. so yes, it might have put wisconsin in play but that's a story that has two sides to it. >> bill: yeah. >> i thought it was pretty interesting to see that because in the end it might have been -- >> bill: here's the question now. the question on moving forward is whether this impressive win by president obama and significant win by president obama and bigger than any of us thought will translate into getting things done here in washington, d.c. lynn sweet is with us. she's our guest. the washington bureau chief for "chicago sun-times." remember it is at least a two-way street. sort of a four or five-way street here some days. you can join the conversation by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. we'll be right back. >> announcer: on your radio and on current tv, this is the "bill press show." "talking points" that the right have about "the heavy hand of government". i want to have that conversation. let's talk about it. really. really! that you're gonna lay people off because now the government's going t
experience a sudden decrease or loss in vision or hearing. this is the age of taking action. viagra. talk to your doctor. see if america's most prescribed ed treatment is right for you. >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. ... and current will let me say anything. >> only on current tv. >> announcer: taking your e-mails on any topic at any time. this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. >> bill: all right. flooded with twitter comments and e-mails and phone calls about this right to work battle in michigan. we'll continue to talk about that this morning throughout the show. ann says hey bill, this is what slays me. people aren't able to make a decent living, they won't be able to buy things. all we hear is rich corporations are the job creators. henry ford found out if the people making things aren't making a decent wage they won't be able to buy the thi
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